Accidents cause road closures, power outages around Triangle

Authorities around the Triangle responded to several accidents Tuesday morning that caused road closures and power outages.

Around 5:45 a.m., authorities and EMS crews in Holly Springs were called to a three-vehicle accident on Sunset Lake Road and Holly Springs Road.

Images from the scene showed two pick-up trucks collided with an 18-wheeler.

One of the pick-up truck drivers told ABC11 at the scene that he, along with the other pick-up truck driver, were headed west on Sunset Lake Road and had the green light when a Harris Teeter semi-truck turned in front of them. The driver said he and the other pick-up collided with the semi-truck's trailer.

The pick-up truck driver said he suffered minor injuries. The other pick-up truck driver was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. It was unclear if the driver of the semi-truck was injured.

Over an hour earlier in Fuquay-Varina, a driver crashed into utility poles along North Broad Street (NC-55), knocking out power to thousands.

Authorities in Fuquay-Varina had to close NC-55 between Old Powell Road and Wade Nash Road Tuesday morning due to an accident.

ABC11 Photojournalist Jim Schumacher

Authorities had to close NC-55 between Old Powell Road and Wade Nash Road, near Dickens Road, as they investigated the cause of the accident. It was unclear if the driver was injured.

Due to the accident, about 2,300 residents were without power. Duke Energy crews worked for hours to repair the damage.

In Raleigh, authorities are investigating two early morning crashes.

Around 1:45 a.m. two drivers were killed in a wrong-way accident that closed Interstate 440 for several hours.

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Less than an hour before that crash, a vehicle overturned on Six Forks Road at Northbrook Drive.

It did not appear anyone was hurt, but the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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